Online Giving at RUMC

Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Or you can enter one-time contributions from the internet or by smart phone.

To get started, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the Online Giving button below. This will take you to our church’s online giving webpage.

  • Click on our Create Profile button on that webpage.

  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring or one-time contributions.






New Member Luncheon
On Sunday, October 7th, the Care Committee will be sponsoring a “New Member” luncheon after services. Everyone is invited to attend. The menu will include appetizers, wings, baked beans, and macaroni and cheese (all the basics). There are signup sheets for people interested in providing food.

Church committee leaders will share what their respective committee does and solicit participants. More importantly, we will all get to become acquainted with our new members and welcome them into the life of the church.

Flapjack Fundraiser Postponed
Due to personal issues, the United Methodist Men have postponed their Flapjack Fundraiser. It will not be held on October 20th as scheduled. We are currently working with Applebee’s Restaurant to find an alternate date, and we will notify you as soon as a new date is known.

If you have already purchased your tickets, know that they will be good for the next fundraiser. Or you can return your tickets to your seller for a full refund.

Harvest Festival Coming October 27th
RUMC will hold its community Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 27th. This umbrella event will combine many seasonal activities including the Youth’s Pumpkin Patch; a RESTORE Yard Sale (from 8 AM until 1 PM); vendor craft and service booths; a Bouncy House for Kids; a Trunk or Treat event; hot dogs, popcorn and soda; and more. Come with your whole family and join us in the fun. Main festival activites will be held from 10 AM until 4 PM.

Get Your Flu Shots Here!
Brandon Pharmacy will be providing flu shots to our congregation after services on Sunday, October 21st in Fellowship Hall from noon until 3:00 PM. The pharmacy will accept your insurance, or if you don’t have insurance, the cost will be $20.00.

Monday Ladies Small Group
All the women of the church and the Riverview community are invited to the Monday Ladies small group Bible study. Led by Diana Williams, the ladies will meet in Sunday school room #6 from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM every Monday. Visit soon and bring a friend—see if this small group is the place for you!

English As a Second Language
Our Lay Pastor, Norma Encarnacion continues to teach an English As a Second Language (ESOL) class on Tuesday evenings. The class meets from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. You can contact Pastor Norma at 389-3607 for more information.
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8002 U. S. Highway 301 South, Riverview, FL  33578  813-677-5995
Sunday Services
Faith Groups/Sunday School, 9:00 AM-9:55 AM
Relationships/Refreshment, 10:00 AM-10:25 AM
Worship Service, 10:30 AM
Hispanic Worship Service
 12:00 Noon

Rev. Louis Telcy, Pastor
Norma Encarnacion, Lay Pastor, Hispanic Congregationn

Here at Riverview First United Methodist Church, it is our mission to win people to Christ, to train believers to become disciples, and to send disciples to impact our community and the world for Jesus Christ.
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Bell Newsletter from this link.
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September 23rd from this link.
Bible Passage of the Week
The Way, the Truth, the Life

Don’t be troubled. Trust in God. Trust also in me. My Father’s house has room to spare. If that weren’t the case, would I have told you that I’m going to prepare a place for you? When I go to prepare a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me so that where I am you will be too. You know the way to the place I’m going.”

Thomas asked, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?”

Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  If you have really known me, you will also know the Father. From now on you know him and have seen him.”

John 14:1-7 (CEB)

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 7
New Member Luncheon. Fellowship Hall, 11:45 AM

Tuesday, October 9
Finance Committee Meeting (2019 Budget).  Library, 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 13
Pumpkins Arrive.  Pumpkin Patch, time to be announced.
Family Promise Garage Sale.  201 E. Morgan Street, Brandon, Florida

Saturday, October 20
Flapjack Fundraiser has been postponed.  (New date will be available soon.)

Sunday, October 21
Flu Shot Clinic.  Fellowship Hall, Noon—3 PM (provided by Brandon Pharmacy)

Saturday, October 27
RESTORE Yard Sale. Church Grounds 8 AM-1 PM. (See Flyer)
Harvest Festival.  Church Grounds, 10 AM-4 PM.

Sunday, October 28
Special Church Council Meeting.  Fellowship Hall, 11:45 AM.

Saturday, November 3
Charge Conference. St. Andrews UMC, 2:30 PM

Hurricane Florence floods homes across the Carolinas.
Support Hurricane Florence Victims Through UMCOR

Hurricane Florence was one of the worst storms to hit the Carolinas and caused catastrophic flooding. We remember well the overwhelming sense of destruction and hopelessness with Irma, and we also remember the outpouring of support, gifts and prayers received through our vibrant and resilient United Methodist connection.

To date, more than 7,000 flood buckets have been sent to the Carolinas from UMCOR and adjacent conferences. Because of that, flood buckets are not the current priority.

We remember first-hand the importance of UMCOR’s financial support for Irma response and long-term recovery. When you make financial donations to UMCOR, you can be assured that every dollar will go to the program you specify. UMCOR can guarantee this because all their administrative costs are covered by the UMCOR Sunday offering and other undesignated gifts.

Please pray. Pray for God’s peace and guidance in the aftermath of Florence. Pray that people will see God in the midst of the destruction because the people called United Methodists were there. And, as the waters recede, our Disaster Recovery ministry will continue to provide updates on future needs.

As a conference on mission together seeking an adaptive response, we remain future-focused and passionate about people. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Carolinas and across the connection.

#On Mission Together through UMCOR Advance #901670